WarsAWesome: Your Warsaw Weekend Guide (September 23-24)
Although this weekend is a CULTURAL one, you’ll also have the possibility to visit events like “the biggest craft beer festival in Warsaw” or the “most prestigious horse race in the city” and much more. Find out more in the article below.
The Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival
Journey into the most interesting musical regions will be accompanied by music workshops with world-class masters, documentary screenings, exhibitions and special programs for children. The program will be intriguing, unusual and mysterious, a kaleidoscope of music from India, Colombia, Western Sahara, Mali, France, USA, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Albania, and Hungary.
Where: Plac Defilad, Warsaw
When: September 23-30
Price: Varies from 15 to 40 PLN (full festival 190 PLN)
At the Photography fair, you’ll be able to buy prints from over 40 photographers, some of whom are well established, while others are emerging artists (the price will vary accordingly). You will also have the opportunity to get a free traditional family portrait that you will take home in the form of a print.
Besides all that, you’ll find yourself surrounded by antique shops, photo galleries, prints, photographic gadgets provided by schools and organizations involved in photography. If you like photography, this event is a must.
Where: plac Kasztelański, Warsaw
When: Sunday, September 24, from 13:00 to 17:00
Warsaw Gallery Weekend
This is a comprehensive review of modern art in Poland. You’ll be able to visit over 30 exhibitions and meet the artists and curators.
Where: Various locations
When: September 22-24
Warsaw by Art 2017
Warsaw By Art is an open project full of exhibitions, meetings with artists and gallery owners, film screenings, and panel discussions. The main goal of the organizers is to promote high culture and to build a free art market in Poland.
Where: Various Locations (check website)
Warsaw Beer Festival
The biggest and “most awesome” beer festival in Warsaw! You’ll meet dozens of local breweries offering great craft beer. The price for a pint varies from 10 PLN to 25 PLN. Mostly around 10 PLN though.
- Bring cash! Last time they didn’t accept cards.
- Buy the ticket online, the lines are insane.
Do not drive your car after the festival! Well, unless you are not planning to drink, but then, what’s the point? I suggest you register an account on UBER if you don’t have one already. If you already have an UBER account, you can make a new Polish account and get an extra 15 PLN off your next ride with the new Polish account (and so will I).
Where: Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium, Łazienkowska 3, Warsaw
When: September 21-23
Warsaw Bermuda Triangle Exploration Tour by Warsaw Secrets
Will you dare to explore the infamous Bermuda triangle of Warsaw?
Szmulowizna is a part of Warsaw that’s totally isolated from the rest of the city by railroad tracks. You will discover secret treasures such as beautiful (yet devastated) XIX-century tenement houses, urban art, and factories. You will end the tour at a local festival with true old school Warsaw music
Your guide will be Franciszek, a young Polish guy in love with the Praga district. He was born and raised in the neighborhood, and he has quite a few interesting facts to share. His enthusiasm is contagious and you will leave Praga with a desire to return.
Where: Warszawa Wschodnia Kijowska station
When: Saturday, September 23, from 17:00 to 19:00
Price: The tour is FREE, but donations are welcome at the end of the tour.
The most prestigious horse race in Warsaw
Thousands of people took their best bet. It’s the last few meters, and the cheering of the crowd is so loud it makes your ears pop. You’ve bet a few zlotys as well, picking the horse with the funniest sounding name, and guess what, it’s not even doing that bad…
Exciting, isn’t it?
Besides all that, consider that most people will dress in their fanciest “prewar clothes”. Actually, there will be a competition for the best prewar outfit! Check it out here.
While you are at it, you could also enjoy the 1km long wall surrounding the horse-racing track. This wall is, apparently, Europe’s longest unbroken stretch of street art (since the collapse of the Berlin Wall).
Where: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266, Warsaw
When: Sunday, September 24, from 12:30 to 18:00
Price: 12 PLN
International Cat Show
An interesting event for cat lovers.This is a beauty show of cats from all over the world, including the newest breed of Lykoi cats aka “werewolf cats”. Just do a google search to understand where they get their name from 🙂 .
Where: Lindego 20, Warsaw
When: September 23-24
Price: 12 PLN
Twin Peaks Party
Are you a fan of Twin Peaks? Then this party is for you! Unless you haven’t seen the last season, in which case the spoilers danger is way too high.
They’ll serve, among the others, damn good coffee and cherry pies according to Norma Jennings’ Secret Recipe.
Where: Cafe Bar Paragraf, Al.Solidarności 84, Warsaw
When: Saturday, September 23, from 21:00 to 3:00
Some markets you might want to check out
- Weekend of handicraft at the zoo market.
- “Free Shop” – clothes swap: bring X pieces of clothes, take home X pieces of clothes.
- Vintage Furniture and Accessories market.
Do you want to check out the past editions of Warsawesome? Here are the past Weekend in Warsaw posts.